Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 7 - 2020
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards COVID 19 Infection among Sudanese Medical Personale, June 2020
Nosaiba Abdalwahed Ahmed and Waheeba Siddig Abdalla*
Sixth Year Medical Students, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan
*Corresponding Author: Waheeba Siddig Abdalla, Sixth Year Medical Students, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
Received: June 20, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020




Abstract

Introduction: This was cross sectional hospital based study conducted to assess knowledge; attitude and practice towards COVID 19 infection among medical personals including 201 participants, sampling technique was random sample collection and data collected using a structured questionnaire containing demographic data and questions to assess knowledge, attitude and practice.

Regarding participants, 62.7% were females and 37.3% were males. Age group as following: 39.8% were (20 - 30) years old, 37.8% (31 - 40), 21.8% (41 - 50) and the rest more than 50 years old.

Speciality 58.2% were medicine as general and 26.8% as dentists and the rest pharmacists, nursing and laboratory technicians. Their working experiences by years 47.8% (2 - 5) years and 28.8% less than one year and the rest more than 5 years, we found that the level of knowledge 88% is good, well attitude 66% and fair level of practice 66% (see result part).

Statement of the Problem: As of March 1, 2020, 79,968 patients in China and 7169 outside of China had tested positive for coronavirus infection 2019 (COVID-19). Among Chinese patients, 2873 deaths had occurred, equivalent to a mortality rate of 3.6% (95% CI 3.5 - 3.7), while 104 deaths from COVID-19 had been reported outside of China (1.5% [1.2 - 1.7]). However, these mortality rate estimates are based on the number of deaths relative to the number of confirmed cases of infection, which is not representative of the actual death rate; patients who die on any given day were infected much earlier, and thus the denominator of the mortality rate should be the total number of patients infected at the same time as those who died. Notably, the full denominator remains unknown because asymptomatic cases or patients with very mild symptoms might not be tested and will not be identified [3].

Purpose of the Study: To assess knowledge attitude and practice of covid 19 infection among Sudanese medical staff.

Methodology: Descriptive cross sectional hospital based study conducted on Sudanese medical staff sample size 201. Simple random sampling and collected using google form paper and analyzed by SPSS v16.

Findings: Almost two third of participants were female and their age (20 - 40) years old and most of them were doctors and quarter of them dentists and the rest pharmacists, nurses and lab technicians. Their work experience half about (2 - 5) years and the rest less than one or more than 5 years and there is association between work experience and knowledge level. Almost 95% of them with good knowledge background. 80% and 66%with appropriate attitude and practice respectively.

Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; COVID 19

Citation: Nosaiba Abdalwahed Ahmed and Waheeba Siddig Abdalla. “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards COVID 19 Infection among Sudanese Medical Personale, June 2020”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.7 (2020): 78-84.

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